That’s the first time this has been the case for more than two years – though the majority is small.
Posts Tagged: Nigel Farage MEP
Today’s polls reveal some interesting things about the early days of Johnson’s premiership – and hint at the battles to come.
Raising national insurance, fewer “sin taxes”, public sector pay rises, more schools spending – all are part of his programme.
The identity of the new Prime Minister makes a difference to the polls. But Brexit is a far more dominant factor.
New polling from YouGov shows that leaving the EU is an electoral imperative for the Tories.
Andrew Gimson’s leadership sketch: Harper warns that making and breaking another promise will put rocket boosters under Farage
Leadsom threw such caution to the winds and promised Britain will leave the EU on 31st October.
MPs and activists should be asking themselves a big question: what is it that made him popular in the first place?
A general election is rolling down the tracks. And he is the man best placed to see off Corbyn and Farage.
Britain Beyond Brexit, a New Conservative Vision for a New Generation, is published today by the CPS.
They are chosen not from a factional or ideological standpoint, but from what I see while doing the job of Mayor.
We don’t know whether they believe it to be prudent or desirable or both – but the message to the leadership contenders is clear.
Daniel Hannan: The Tory Catch 22. We can’t face an election before Brexit. But we may not get Brexit without an election.
The first-past-the-post system is capricious. It protects you until all of sudden, it eliminates you. Ask Scottish Labour.
Plus a sixth, less formal, question: are they ridiculous?
Henry Newman: Remainers are desperately spinning the result. But the moral of this election is that Britain must now leave.
Ken Clarke summed it up recently when he argued that there was now no chance of Britain being a stable member of the EU.
“If you don’t leave on October 31st, then the scores you’ve seen for the Brexit Party today will be repeated”, he warns.
A Prime Minister might, in the autumn, ask the Queen to prorogue Parliament until the day after exit is legally due on 31 October.